The Crown Affair honors respected Nashville area leaders who have demonstrated exceptional service to our organization and the Middle Tennessee community. The Crown Affair raises funds to support FiftyForward making it possible to serve thousands of older adults each year. Throughout its history, the Crown Affair has raised $3 million for FiftyForward.

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The Crown Affair, FiftyForward’s signature fundraising event, features cocktail reception, silent auction and plated dinner by G Catering, named by Nfocus Magazine as Best Caterer in Nashville 2019.

FiftyForward’s Crown Affair

Thursday, April 23, 2020

5:30 pm – VIP Reception
6:00 – Cocktail Hour & Silent Auction
7:00 – Dinner & Award Presentation


Noah Liff Opera Center
3622 Redmon Street
Nashville, TN 37209

Aileen Katcher and Dan Surface, Event Co-Chairs


FiftyForward’s Crown Affair Patron Party

Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm – Cocktail Hour


BMI Headquarters
10 Music Row East
Nashville, TN 37203


For more information, or if have questions about tickets or sponsorship, please contact Meghan Gwaltney, Special Events Manager at 615-743-3432 or email at

2020 Crowning Achievement Award Honoree

Our honoree is being honored because they exemplify a giving spirit, and are dedicated to serving others, not only through FiftyForward but through other nonprofit organizations in the community.

Janet Jernigan

Janet Jernigan is known for her lifetime of service to older adults and the Middle Tennessee community. For nearly thirty years, Janet served as Executive Director of FiftyForward and helped the organization grow into the largest Middle Tennessee provider of services for adults 50 and older. She is a past president of Cable, has been recognized by the YWCA Academy for Women of Achievement, Center for Nonprofit Management, and received numerous prestigious awards for outstanding leadership. She has long been active in the Downtown Rotary Club, Leadership Nashville, and many other civic organizations.

2020 Corporate Crowning Achievement Award Honoree

In recognition of extraordinary corporate philanthropy, the FiftyForward Corporate Crowning Achievement Award is presented to a business that supports nonprofits in the community.

2020 Crown Affair Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

The Enchiridion Foundation

Silver Sponsors

The Dorothy Cate and Thomas T. Frist Foundation

Table, Catering & Beverage Sponsors